Member Recognition and Awards

2017

President’s Award recipient: Elyse Joyce
Sustainer Impact Award recipient: Carolyn Gora
Outstanding Service Award recipients: Jennifer Dooley, Lily Muia, Megan McCarter
Rising Star recipients: Erin Cowan, Kaye Kinsey, Audra Thomas-Eth
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen – Nutrition Initiative and R&D/mini grants and Literacy Outreach (name changed from Literacy Buddies)

2016

President’s Award recipient: Holly Rousseau
Sustainer Impact Award recipient: Susan Kyle
Outstanding Service Award recipients: Carly Leotti, Shamie Kelly, Marti Derow
Rising Star recipients: Mandy Carter, Jacqui Alguadich, April Voellmecke
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen – Nutrition Initiative and R&D/mini grants and Literacy Outreach (name changed from Literacy Buddies)

2015

President’s Award recipient: Shavon Chester
Sustainer Award recipient: Sandra Raak
Outstanding Service Award recipients: Leah Armstrong, Carol Feskanin, Alex Hamley, Amelia May and Jessica Steinberg
Rising Star recipients: Diane Synder and Kerry Pirrone
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen – Nutrition Initiative and R&D/mini grants and Literacy Outreach (name changed from Literacy Buddies)

2014

President’s Award recipient: Erin Martin
Sustainer Award recipient: Lisa Muench
Outstanding Service Award recipients: Bethany Anderson, Veronica Bynum, Carrie Pollock, Molly Caldaro and Kristianna Rodriguez
Rising Star recipients: Amelia May and Jenine Kent
Voted in: New Membership points system
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen – Nutrition Initiative and R&D/mini grants
New Project vote in: Literacy Buddies
1st Year for Taste of the Town at JetBlue Park

2013

President’s Award recipient: Danielle Lucht
Sustainer Award recipient: Pam Dorchak
Finance Council Super Star recipients: Veronica Gude and Stacy McLaughlin
Membership Council Super Star recipients: Erin Martin and Bethany Anderson
Community Council Super Star recipients: Leah Armstrong and Holly Rousseau
Communications Council Super Star recipients: Shamie Kelly and Jackie Drake
Rising Star recipients: Shavon Chester and Magdalena Battles
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen – Nutrition Initiative and R&D/mini grants
Decided to move signature fundraiser – Taste of the Town from Downtown Fort Myers to JetBlue park next year!

2012

President’s Award recipient: Shirley Snyder-McLaren
Sustainer Award recipient: Jeannie Dozier
Finance Council Super Star recipients: Shamie Kelly and JoAnn Landry
Membership Council Super Star recipients: Holly Rousseau and Kristen Current
Community Council Super Star recipients: Kelly Welborn and Jessica Natali
Communications Council Super Star recipients: Claudia Volk and Stefanie Capps
Rising Star recipients: Stefanie Watson and Helen Lundy
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen – Nutrition Initiative and R&D/mini grants

2011

President’s Award recipient:
Sustainer Award recipient:
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen, R&D/mini grants and Backpacks & Food

2010

President’s Award recipient:
Sustainer Award recipient:
Continuing Projects: WISH, Helping Hands, Kids in the Kitchen, R&D/mini grants and Backpacks & Food
Vote in a Membership Dues increase – $130 actives and $75 sustainers (last increase was 10+ years ago)

2009

President’s Award recipient:
Sustainer Community Service Award recipient:
Continuing Projects:

2008

President’s Award recipient: Anita Duenas
Sustainer Community Service Award recipient: Sandra Raak
Continuing Projects:

2007

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Sustainer Community Service Award recipient:
Continuing Projects:

2006

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Sustainer Community Service Award recipient:
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2005

Sustainer Community Service Award recipient – JLFM Past President Annette Morroni
President’s Award recipient – Anne Hansen, 2005-2007 Membership Development Chair
New Projects: Disaster Response Team
Continuing Projects: Helping Hands, The Langford Kingston Renovation Project, The Langford Kingston Future Use Planning Project, and Women Instilling Self-Worth in female juveniles through Hope & encouragement (WISH)

2004

JLFM Community Service Award recipient—Sandy Stillwell
JLFM President’s Award recipients – Mary Vlasak Snell
New projects voted in – Imaginarium and Heights Foundations Bureau

2003

JLFM Community Service Award recipient – Linda Uhler
JLFM President’s Award recipients – Caryn Clark, Jill Palmer and Mikie Stroh
New project voted in – Helping Hands

2002

JLFM Community Service Award recipient–Mary Kay Sidell
JLFM President’s Award recipients – Sustainer Advisors Pam Dorchak and Lucy Mastej
AJLI PR/Marketing Campaign implemented
JLFM adopted new AJLI logo and tagline
Recognition plaque from the Red Cross
Appreciation plaque from Leadership Lee County
New project voted in – Speakers Bureau
TOT store set up to sell cookbooks at Taste
Creation of TOT Event magazine
Books-A-Million Mother’s Day Event
Barnes & Noble Taste Exhibition of Tropical Settings
Added Sustainer Leadership Committee
First Annual Sustainer Fall Tea
First Annual Sustainer Spring Luncheon
FRP training for Cookbook committee in Nashville
FRP Trade Show in Atlanta – sold Tropical Settings

2001

JLFM Community Service Award recipient – Liddy Johnson
JLFM President’s Award recipients – Membership Recruitment Committee:  Terry Wallace, Angela Brant, Jeannie Stephan and Helping Hands Chair, Kim Hunt
Beth Ramsay was recognized by the Eckerd Corporation in their fourth annual Salute to Women Program for her outstanding community volunteer efforts.
New JLFM Logo, courtesy of Spiro & Waites Advertising
New JLFM website launched
Tropical Settings named the Official Cookbook of  Lee Island Coast
Streamlining of our accounting system
Patriotic Porch Party in Paradise for Provisionals, hosted by our Sustainers Worth Clothing Sale by Sustainers
A Birthday Party for Mary Harriman and the unveiling of Mary’s portrait
Reduction and streamlining of League leadership structure
New  project voted in – Girls Making It On Purpose
Gulf Glances produced totally in-house

2000

JLFM Community Service Award recipient – Linda Southern
JLFM President’s Award recipients – Maggie King, Roxane Morgan, Melanie Simmons
JLFM featured in Sept. 2000 issue of Ultimate Lee Magazine
Lou Pontius received Clara Barton Humanitarian Award
Appreciation plaque from Harry Chapin Food Banks
Appreciation plaque from Calusa Nature Center
Gulfshore Delights recipe “Sunshine Carrots” included  in Best of Best Recipe Hall of Fame Quick and Easy Cookbook
Appreciation “key” plaque for the transition of the Women’s Resource Center to Partners In Self Sufficiency
Proclamation from City of Fort Myers, May 2001 “Junior League Month” for 35 years of Community Service
Proclamation from City of Fort Myers, April 22-28, 2001 “Volunteer Week”
Resolution from Lee County Board of County Commissioners March 20, 2001 for JLFM’s involvement in helping women become more self sufficient through unique programs such as the Women’s Resource Center

1999

JLFM Community Service Award Recipient – Mary Lee Mann
JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Shirley Snyder McLaren
Appreciation plaque from the Lee County AIDS Task Force
“Eckerd 100” Awarded to our WRC’s Community V.P.
Barbara Snyder for exemplary volunteer service
Gulfshore Delights cookbook had a recipe “Lemon Pie with Blueberry Sauce” included in The Recipe Hall of Fame
Cookbook from Quail Ridge Press
Appreciation plaque from Quality Life Center

1998

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Kelly Chouinard
Our Women’s Resource Center received a grant from SunTrust Bank of Southwest Florida
Our Women’s Resource Center received a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation

1997

JLFM President’s Award Recipients – Catherine Doikos, Charlotte Edwards, Sharon McAllister, Lou Pontius, and Sandra Raak
Girl Scout Crystal Heart Award Finalist – Helen Crumbie

1996

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Sharon McAllister
Girl Scout Crystal Heart Award Finalist – Patti Elkin
J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award Finalist – Lou Pontius
J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award Certificate of Appreciation – Linda Uhler and the Junior League of Fort Myers
Community Service Recognition Award Nominee – Women and Children With Aids Project Toy Drive
AJLI’s Centennial Cookbook highlighted two JLFM members: Mary Lee Mann and Lou Pontius
AJLI’s Centennial Cookbook recognized JLFM Community Harvest Project
AJLI’s Centennial Cookbook featured three Gulfshore Delights recipes
Family Values Magazine “Volunteer of the Month” – Linda Proulx

1995

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Kathleen Berlick
Award from Special Equestrians Horses & Handicapped, Inc.
Certificate of Appreciation from Ronald McDonald House

1994

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Sandy Greenberg
Recognition Award by the Nations Association for continued support
Member of the President’s Council at the University of South Florida
Certificate of Appreciation from the Ronald McDonald™ House
Waterford Crystal Star Award from Miss America, Heather Whitestone
Partnership Award for Civic Leadership by the Florida Center for Children & Youth

1993

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Deborah Azis
Community Coordinating Council Award for Outstanding Community Project for Community Harvest
Recognition for support of Southwest Florida Center for Independent Living
Proclamation from City of Fort Myers on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month
Recognition from Lee County Aids Task Force
Resolution from the Governor and the State of Florida Cabinet

1992

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Patricia Elkin
Honored as a Charter Member of Friends of Southwest Florida Addiction Services
The Nations Association recognized the Junior League’s continued support of their organization
Award from The Soup Kitchen Honoring the Junior League

1991

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Jody Hart
Plaque of Appreciation from Lee Memorial Hospital for Rehabil­itation Center van

1990

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Cathy Brooks
Board of County Commissioners Resolution for participation in Cold Weather Shelter program
Grant from Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Grant from Barbara B. Mann Hall

1989

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Eloise Sarlo
Recognition from Edison Community College for on-going contributions
Grant from Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Grant from Gannett Foundation
Community Coordinating Council award for Outstanding Community Project for Project: Play

1988

JLFM President’s Award Recipient – Lou Pontius
Recognition from Lee County School Board for Skills for Adolescents
Recognition from Edison Community College for on-going contributions
Heart of Gold finalist – Annette Morroni

1987

Recognition from P. A. Geraci Development Center
Dedication Recognition from the Gannet Foundation
Contribution and Recognition from Southeast Bank

1986

Cultural Category – (1st Place) Dance & Theater Productions in the Schools Education Category – (1st Place)
Nature Center’s Planetari­um Outstanding Service Award – Community Coordinating Council

1985

Gulfshore Life Magazine Award for Outstanding Contribution of our Fine Arts Program to the quality of life in Southwest Florida
Adopt An Agency Award – Plaque of appreciation from Volun­tary Action Center in Lee County
Patron Status Recognition – Pewter plate from Edison Community College/University of South Florida Performing Arts Hall
Phi Delta Kappa Award – Outstanding Organization in Education
Celebration of Women, Liz Kagan – Up & Coming Woman

1984

Celebrated Woman in the Arts – Connie Whiteside
Plaque of Appreciation for Valuable Service – Mental Health Association

1983

Lee County Woman of the Year in Volunteers – Susan Harrison

1982

Outstanding Fundraising Project runner-up – Art Auction

1981

Outstanding Community Service Project Award runner-up
(A solo Production, Juried Art Show, Nutcracker Suite Ballet)

1980

Outstanding Fundraising Project – French Picnic

1979

Outstanding Community Service Project Award for Renovation of Iona House
Lee County Woman of the Year – Mary Lee Mann

1975

Board of Patrons – Edison Community College

1973

Founding Member – Junior Museum and Planetarium
Lee County Woman of the Year – Mary Robinson

1971

Award for Distinguished Service to Education
Lee County Woman of the Year – Sam Arnall

 

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